Empathic Research Based Psychotherapy in San Diego for Teens, Adults and Families

Dr. Irwin Ford Rosenfarb, PhD

Dr. Irwin Ford Rosenfarb, PhD

I offer psychotherapy in San Diego for adults, couples, families, and teens dealing with relationship difficulties, depression and anxietybipolar disorder, personality issues, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems. I also help family members understand their loved one’s difficulties and help couples and families communicate more effectively.

I use well-researched treatment methods (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Family Focused Therapy) in an ethical and compassionate framework.

I believe that change occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic alliance and my focus is on helping individuals, couples, and families make significant change in their lives.

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Getting appropriate mental health help in the teenage years can help prevent or minimize the worsening of symptoms down the road in life. Learn More »


Negative thought patterns and dysfunctional behaviors make people vulnerable to painful and difficult moods. If negative behaviors can be changed, changes in mood can follow.
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Couples & Families

A problem in one family member affects the family as a whole. Learn communication skills for lessening conflict and dealing effectively with family problems. Learn More »

Dr. Rosenfarb is a Therapist and a Professor

Dr. Rosenfarb is a licensed psychologist (PSY15174) and Professor in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at CSPP/Alliant International University in San Diego.

A licensed psychologist for more than 31 years, Dr. Rosenfarb’s teaching, research, and clinical interests focus on helping individuals with mental disorders and their family members.

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